Thermal bridging / Discussions

Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...thermal bridging. Did the software analysis however prove that this indirect degree of thermal bridging is so elongated (from outer screw through inner strappin...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to stop thermal bridging between my ICF walls and my footing?

...thermal bridging into the concrete core of the wall allowing energy stored in the thermal mass to bleed into the soil below If you are looking to eliminate ther...

Posted by Walter van den Broek Sept. 18, 2020, 11:23 a.m. Foundation choices 1 Responses

What is a thermal break solution at a door threshold?

...thermal bridging? I really like the Legalett Thermasill product, but it looks to have a proprietary design that only fits with their slab on grade system. Is th...

Posted by Shaun B Sept. 13, 2020, 6:31 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...thermal conductance, transmittance, solar gain, etc.) Eliminating thermal bridging Efficient lighting Efficient appliances Solar panels Geothermal hea...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses

What is the perfect wall assembly?

...thermal bridging effect but as mentioned in the video the labour cost was higher. What would be some alternatives given the narrator's comment that ''there are ...

Posted by Paul Drouin Sept. 17, 2020, 6:29 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...thermal bridging, and 3) the elimination of the time and cost associated with a house-wrap. However I am unable to locate any retail sources in Ontario or any...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...thermal bridging or vapour with having one insulation system (old) adjacent to another (new) and only separated by wood stud? Many thanks. We often get asked ...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...thermal bridging through the rough opening, they are best set inside a bit. You can see a thermal image of heat loss through windows on this page. And have yo...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What is the best to insulate metal structures for all seasons?

...Thermal Bridging in Homes and Save Energy Beyond just heat loss, thermal bridging through insulated metal framing members, as you eluded to, would leave the w...

Posted by Morgan Aldridge Jan. 19, 2019, 1:53 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...thermal bridging from the steel ? It seems decent for a desert climate like Vegas, but not sure how it would fare elsewhere. Not to mention that from a cursor...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 2 Responses

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

8" semi rigid and 5 1/2" between the studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is t...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...thermal bridging - a lack of insulation . Or, if there is a reasonable amount of insulation then it may be that the air in your home may have high relative humi...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you add external insulation to a brick home?

...thermal bridging from the warmer bricks to the colder foundation that a lot of your efforts will be undone in a way. It would be a bit like buying an awesome ne...

Posted by Rachel Kaiser April 2, 2020, 9:11 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...thermal bridging through studs in the form of frost lines. The temperature on the exterior of the wall where the studs are would be higher than the temperature ...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...thermal bridging. The chimney would then be benign thermal mass inside the building envelope, and maintain the same temperature as the rest of the conditioned s...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...thermal bridges in wall assemblies and improve the overall thermal performance of a home as well an increase home durability, which is what happens when you bui...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can you use Hemp insulation to insulate a metal structure?

...thermal bridging . There are cases, like yours I would say, where insulating between metal is really the only option due to size restraints. In such a case if...

Posted by Jen Moffat Sept. 23, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...thermal bridging , but there will always need to be many openings from indoors to out, and if you seal them properly there would be no air leakage. And yes, you...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses